2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Health Care
Article 42.5 - Pharmacists, Pharmacy Businesses, and Pharmaceuticals
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-42.5-126. Unlawful acts

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-42.5-126 (2016) What's This?

(1) It is unlawful:

(a) To practice pharmacy without a license;

(b) To obtain or dispense or to procure the administration of a drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge, by the forgery or alteration of an order, or by the use of a false name or the giving of a false address;

(c) To willfully make a false statement in any order, report, application, or record required by this article;

(d) To falsely assume the title of or falsely represent that one is a pharmacist, practitioner, or registered outlet;

(e) To make or utter a false or forged order;

(f) To affix a false or forged label to a package or receptacle containing drugs;

(g) To sell, compound, dispense, give, receive, or possess any drug or device unless it was sold, compounded, dispensed, given, or received in accordance with sections 12-42.5-118 to 12-42.5-122;

(h) Except as provided in section 12-42.5-122, to dispense a different drug or brand of drug in place of the drug or brand ordered or prescribed without the oral or written permission of the practitioner ordering or prescribing the drug;

(i) To manufacture, process, pack, distribute, sell, dispense, or give a drug, or the container or labeling of the drug, that, without authorization, bears the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, or device, or any likeness thereof, of a drug manufacturer, processor, packer, or distributor other than the person who in fact manufactured, processed, packed, or distributed such drug, container, or label and that thereby falsely purports or is represented to be the product of or to have been packed or distributed by such other drug manufacturer, processor, packer, or distributor;

(j) For an employer or an employer's agent or employee to coerce a pharmacist to dispense a prescription drug against the professional judgment of the pharmacist;

(k) For an employer, an employer's agent or employee, or a pharmacist to use or coerce to be used nonpharmacist personnel in any position or task that would require the nonpharmacist to practice pharmacy or to make a judgmental decision using pharmaceutical knowledge or in violation of the delegatory restrictions enumerated in section 12-42.5-116 (5);

(l) To dispense any drug without complying with the labeling, drug identification, and container requirements imposed by law.

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